Leadership and Social Change Speaker Series

Spring 2022


February Leadership Speaker

In partnership with the Umoja Center

Speaker: Mo Harper-Desir

Monday, February 21st (5:00-6:00pm)

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About the Speaker: Monique Harper-Desir, Mo, is an arts activist, striving to connect communities of all backgrounds to each other; offering arts based services and education, racial equity workshops and facilitation, performance arts and dance classes to enrich those around her. You may also recognize Mo from her work with Humboldt County organization Black Humboldt or through her county recognition as 2021’s “Best Local Activist”. 


Mo Harper-Desir


March Leadership Speaker

In partnership with El Centro

Speaker: Brenda Pérez, Executive Director of Centro del Pueblo

Monday, March 21st (5:00-6:00pm)

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About the speaker

Brenda Pérez is an immigrant from Chalchicomula, Mexico, in Wiyot lands. She is the Executive Director of Centro del Pueblo. She is a member of the Humboldt County Sanctuary Law Committee. PhD student in Latin American Studies at the National University of Mexico. She has conducted research in Lyon, Montreal, Bolivia, Argentina and Mexico, which includes field work in areas of Coca leaf and Marijuana cultivation with indigenous communities affected by violence. In 2017, she was a visiting scholar at the Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research Institute at HSU. She is the host of two bilingual radio programs that highlight the importance of the immigrant community and the Indigenous Peoples of the South in the United States.

Brenda Perez




April Leadership Speaker - EVENT CANCELED

In partnership with ITEPP

Speaker: TBA

Monday, April 18th (5:00-6:00pm)




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